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Member Since:

May 01, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

One marathon: 4:08; Half marathon PR: 1:48:30; Ten-miler PR: 1:23; 8k PR: 39:00; 10k PR: 46:51


Short-Term Running Goals:

Lose 10 lbs. to get in shape to run faster and --> Qualify for Boston!

Race calendar:

May 18: Capitol Hill Classic 10k (50:23)

June 14: Lawyers Have Heart 10k (48:20)

July 12: Caribbean Sounds 10k (50:23)

July 14: Bastille Day 4-miler (30:55)

July 27: Riley's Rumble 1/2 Marathon (1:48:30)

(Stress fracture/broken jaw break)

Nov 9: Veteran's day 10k (46:51!!!)

Nov 27: Alexandria Turkey Trot 5-miler

Dec 6: Gar Williams 1/2 marathon

Dec 14: Jingle All the way 10k

February 14, 2009: Myrtle Beach marathon? (goal: 3:40!!!)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finish a 1/2 Ironman before I'm 40 years old

Finish 10 marathons in 4:00 hrs or less by the time I'm 40 years old.

Run the JFK 50-miler


Just another single 30-year old Argentine girl living the American dream in Washington DC and trying to run faster. Graduated from Southern Utah University in 2003, then moved to DC. I have a full-time job as research economist for an association in the transportation industry and I'm attempting to get my Master's degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins, part-time, while keeping my sanity!

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Feeling good, people! Went to work this morning and saw my friend Paul outside the metro - "I would recognize that chin anywhere" he said as he smiled and gave a sympathetic hug. Everyone at work was also super nice, and I have more flowers than I have room for. Feeling the love!

Went to the doc that afternoon to get stitches removed - chin is looking better. 

The highlight of the day: a visit from fellow blogger and all-around-great guy Aaron! Now, the resemblance between Aaron and Pepper is pretty hard to believe. As soon as I opened the door, Aaron gave me a puppy look! It was pretty funny.

There's so much commotion in the city due to the Marine Corps marathon, I'm so sad I can't run it! But I'll be out there cheering on all runners, especially our fellow bloggers Aaron and Jillzo! You guys are going to rock the planet, and I'll be out there cheering you on in silence, with my purple wig and my cowbell! GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!

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From Kelli on Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 22:05:46

Oh my goodness. I just read your weeks worth of blogging and look what happens when I slack off!!! I am so sorry about your accident. Holy cow! Is your mouth wired shut or does it just hurt to eat, cause 7 pounds in less than a week is a ton of weight to lose. Are you starving girl?? I am always worried about the FOOD!!

Glad to know you are healing up well and wish you the best!

From marion on Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 22:41:51

I need MORE cowbell!!! You are really an amazing gal, Lucia! I am SO proud of you for your all around fantastic nature! You are an inspiration and a trooper!

How much more weight have you lost? Don't go getting any ideas, Kelli!

From walter on Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 00:48:16

Hey Lucia, did you hear I gained your weight your losing! I guess I can thank you. Ive needed some love handles. I hope your feeling better and you were able to cheer for Jill and Aaron like this "mmmm, nnkmmmmmm mmmm! (Go guys go!) Hope the pain is disipating and the swelling is going down. I get mine next Thursday! 1 week of no movement and 3 weeks of rest and then Ill be running again. Ill get to take my 12 step program into personal effect! I want to do the MCM next year. If im not out of a job. Ill see ya later.

From Metcalf Running on Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 09:23:31

Good to see that you are healing! Have fun cheering on the marathoners you are such a sweet girl!


From Kelli on Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 10:27:56

No ideas, I am not going to go through painful surgery to lose weight! I am too much of a wimp!! Lucia already looked fabulous!!!

From Maria on Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 16:48:32

Gosh, Lucia, I missed the whole thing, having fallen off from the face of the blog. Best wishes for your speedy recovery! You have a great attitude (but I hope you can start eating solid food soon!).

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